Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tirumala Thulabharam History

Thulabharam Reference in Siva Puranam

Tulabharam is a Hindu ritual that has been practised from Dwapara Yuga. Tulabharam means a person weighing himself or herself in a balance and pay in equal weight of gold, fruits or grains to God when one’s prayers are fulfilled.
The earliest reference to a Tulabharam comes from the Mahabharata, about the great emperor Sibi. He was so famous his name is found in ancient Tamil Sangam literature in four places and later in hundreds of places. He was even praised in Buddhist Jataka stories and Borobudur (Indonesia) sculptures. Emperor Sibi was a just king. Lord Indra and Agni wanted to test him and came in the form of an eagle and a dove. When the dove came to Sibi for protection from the chasing eagle, Sibi was ready to offer anything to save the dove. The eagle asked him to give his flesh measure for measure. Sibi cut himself bit by bit but the pans in the balance were never equal. At last when he himself stood on the pan the Gods appeared in front of him and blessed him. The story is found in other Sanskrit works as well.”



5 comments:

  1. Hi,
    1)can you please let me know how to approach for tulabaram?and where to get the tickets?
    2)I have a months old baby and heard that there will be a special queue for darshan can you please let me know the timings for the same?

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  2. Dear SriVidya,

    1) For Thulabharam there is no tickets required, it is only Darshan tickets.
    2) Yes, Special entrance is available thru Supadam. http://gotirupati.com/infant-entry-in-tirumala/

    Please let me know if you need more details.

    Thanks,

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  3. Hi,

    I like to Thulabharam with bananas instead of coins,rice etc.

    Is there any way TTD make arrangement for getting bananas.

    Our family booked the online seva tickets. There is no option for Thulabharam.

    is there is any way getting bananas from TTD office or we buy it and give it to him?. Please kindly help me.

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  4. Hi,

    I like to Thulabharam with bananas instead of coins,rice etc.

    Is there any way TTD make arrangement for getting bananas.

    Our family booked the online seva tickets. There is no option for Thulabharam.

    is there is any way getting bananas from TTD office or we buy it and give it to him?. Please kindly help me.

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  5. Is it necessary to bring coins for tulabharam along with us or they can provide coins for us

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